While asthma remains uncurable, advances in medicine continue to allow us to help patients
keep it under better control. This allows kids to experience life in a way that they can often feel
almost asthma-free. Traditional means of controlling asthma tend to focus around avoiding risky
triggers and using either inhaled or oral medication to keep symptoms down. But everyone is
different, and so Dr. Shukla is proud to offer biologics asthma for kids in New York City.
A biologic is a type of medication manufactured from the cells of an organism. The origin of the
cells could be a multicellular animal like a mouse or as small as a specific bacteria. What makes
the treatment unique is that the cell is then modified so that it targets certain molecules in the
human body. This process has many possible applications, but for asthma, these cells are
modified to target specific antibodies, inflammatory molecules, or certain cell receptors.
Biologics precisely target these pathways, preventing the inflammatory response that results in